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John E. Gutbezahl, LLC

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Lake Oswego, Oregon 97035

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DUI and DMV Hearings

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Are You Staring at a DUI Charge?

Being pulled over and charged with driving under the influence (DUI) in Oregon, or anywhere else, can be quite a nerve-wracking experience.

Having the right Portland criminal defense law firm in your corner is imperative if you hope to come away from this experience with as minimal issues and as clean a driving record as possible.

Being convicted of a DUI can lead to both personal and professional issues that can linger for years to come.

So, are you staring at a DUI charge?

Have one of the best Defense Lawyers at Your Side

In working with a criminal attorney in Portland, you have a fighting chance of getting the charges reduced or thrown out altogether.

An important part of this process is the DMV hearing. Known as implied consent hearings, these hearings are an option that you can use to fight the license suspension that comes with DUI charges.

It is important to note that you can’t wait to act once you’ve been arrested and charged with DUI. You only have 10 days from the time you are arrested to seek such a hearing. The hearing allows you to challenge the license suspension that means you are legally not allowed to get behind the wheel for a period of time (typically three months, but can be as long as three years depending on certain factors).

The hearing is by no means a guarantee you will steer clear of a suspension. That said not having one guarantees your license will be suspended and there is always the chance that the suspension will be overturned if you were unlawfully arrested, or your rights were violated in some other manner.

During a DMV hearing, expect the following to be covered:

  • Why you were stopped.
  • Were any and all field sobriety tests properly administered?
  • Is there any evidence of an unlawful arrest?

In the event you are victorious at the hearing, the license suspension does not take effect.
Although nothing is guaranteed, having the right defense litigator can go a long way in determining your driving fate. Contact our Portland defense law firm to request a hearing through the Oregon DMV and help this process go in your favor.